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Get Fit, Produce Electricty

December 7, 2016 | shares | tags:

Thanks to electrical and computer engineers at North Carolina State University, a new wearable electronics design can produce far more electricity from body heat than previous ones.The prototype thermoelectric generators…

Towards Quieter Roads

December 7, 2016 | shares | tags:

Tires with low rolling resistance, combined with appropriate road surfacing, could reduce traffic noise as much as sound barriers do.That’s the finding of a team of researchers at Gdansk Technical…

An Ocean on Pluto?

December 7, 2016 | shares | tags:

Evidence is mounting that an ocean spanning at least 100 kilometres may exist beneath the shell of the dwarf planet Pluto, according to a study led by geologist Brandon John…

Turning Beer Power Into Battery Power

December 7, 2016 | shares | tags:

Engineers at the University of Colorado at Boulder have brewed up an innovative way to manufacture carbon-based materials for fuel cell storage.The university reports that its Department of Civil, Environmental…

UBC Builds World's Tallest Wood Structure

December 7, 2016 | shares | tags:

The University of British Columbia has completed construction of the world’s tallest wood building. The 18-storey Brock Commons student residence was built to showcase the advantages of building with wood.Designed…

Geologists Aim for Heads-Up on Volcanoes

December 7, 2016 | shares | tags:

Using an advanced imaging technique, geologists in Australia and the United States have discovered a way to identify weak points in the Earth’s crust.They found that magnetotelluric imaging, a high-resolution…

Faster 2D and 3D Printing

December 7, 2016 | shares | tags:

Researchers at Penn State’s College of Engineering at University Park, Pennsylvania, are working on 2D and 3D printers that are up to 1,000 times faster than today’s models.The researchers found…

Energy-Autonomous Robots Closer to Reality

December 7, 2016 | shares | tags:

Robots that inspect dikes and other sea defence structures are extremely useful — but require a large amount of energy. Researcher Douwe Dresscher, at the University of Twente in Enschede,…

Reducing Fuel Waste in Off-Highway Vehicles

December 7, 2016 | shares | tags:

Large off-highway vehicles used in construction can waste significant fuel because they are often left running while idle. To reduce that waste, engineer Dr. James Marco of the University of…

Senior Engineers Group Releases Brief on Infrastructure in Canada

November 3, 2016 | shares | tags:

A policy brief released by the Canadian Society of Senior Engineers (CSSE) says infrastructure in Canada may be aging faster than replacement schedules take into account. Our Main Infrastructure Works…

APEGA Endorses Bill C-243

October 18, 2016 | shares | tags:

APEGA endorses the creation of a maternity program strategy for Canada, along with enabling amendments to the Employment Insurance Act. Covered in Bill C-243, the proposals now before Parliament would…

Seeking Water Among Cable-Eating Camels and Curious Children

October 12, 2016 | shares | tags:

For Paul Bauman, P.Eng., P.Geoph., an intensive, two-week water exploration trip to Kakuma Refugee Camp — in the middle of Kenya’s Turkana desert — can be summed up in one…

APEGA Geoscientist Says No to James Cameron

October 12, 2016 | shares | tags:

Over the past two decades, Paul Bauman, P.Eng., P.Geoph., has volunteered on about 20 archeological projects around the world. He’s been featured in documentaries, including National Geographic’s Finding Atlantis, and…

A Big Thank You for 27 Years of APEGA Volunteer Service

October 11, 2016 | shares | tags:

The new Chair of APEGA’s Board of Examiners (BOE) has some mighty big shoes to fill, now that one of APEGA’s longest serving volunteers has retired from the position. Dr.…

Water Safety: A Failure to Learn From Past Lessons

October 11, 2016 | shares | tags:

When you use them all, a lot of post-nominal letters follow the name of APEGA President Steve E. Hrudey, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.), FCAE, FSRA, FSRC, IWAF, PhD, DSc (Eng).…